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Homework Club

Wynnum High offers all students the opportunity to access Homework Club which runs every Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm in the School Library. All students are welcome and are encouraged to participate. For more information please contact Ms Greenhill on egree3@eq.edu or Ms Redsell on sreds8@eq.edu.au

Homework Policy

Homework flows from all daily lessons. Homework will take various forms in a high school setting. Current research shows that homework is essential for information learned during the day at school to be moved from short term memory into long term memory storage. If students are to be successful at school, completing regular homework and developing study habits are essential.

Types of homework:

  • Written work needed for next lesson.
  • Long term written work – assignment or projects
  • Daily review of work covered in class – written or practical. For example, correcting mistakes or self testing. Reviewing work consolidates learning and forms the basis of the next lesson
  • Essential learning of basics – reading, exploring associated topics, practising performance tasks, reading a textbook, researching a topic.  

Usually class teachers will set homework but students also need to develop their own study plans to assist with satisfactory understanding of the work covered.

Study is the acquisition of information through personal effort. For success, all students need to:

  • set definite goals
  • realise that each day the goal is closer
  • keep motivated
  • maintain confidence
  • know that you are capable of success
  • remain independent
  • meet deadlines
  • don’t look for excuses

The prescribed hours for weekly homework are as follows:

  • Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 – no more than 5 hours
  • Year 10, Year 11 and Year 12 – hours will vary according to student learning needs and individual programs of learning.  
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Last reviewed 13 May 2020
Last updated 13 May 2020